“But what nobody told me while my house was falling apart is that I would start to see clearly again, how this particular fog would lift.” At Motherwell, Lauren Apfel reflects on reclaiming her body — and her house — once on the other side of pre-schoolhood.
Such an accurate and humorous account of how it’s so difficult to ignore the mess, dirt, wear and tear of our home built up over years of neglect, once the youngest child is of school age. It’s going to take a large extension and renovation to restore our home to its former finery. Guilty as charged. So worth the time spent with the family however instead of constant repair and maintenance. Children are only young once.